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What Are Tocopherols?

What Are Tocopherols?

Vitamin E is more than one single element—it’s a collection of 8 related molecules that fit into two groups: tocopherols and tocotrienols. There are four tocopherols (alpha, beta, gamma, and delta), along with four tocotrienols (alpha, beta, gamma, and delta). Each isomer has a unique molecular structure that provides functional benefits for the body. 

The tocopherol group has been the subject of the bulk of the research and study of what we know as Vitamin E. And for good reason—tocopherols are the most biologically active form of Vitamin E. In general, isomers in the tocopherol group serve as a first line of defense against oxidation and oxidative stress, protecting healthy cells from harmful free radicals. 

Vitamin E provides antioxidant and non-antioxidant functions in the body

While alpha-tocopherol’s Vitamin E activity has been recognized by the government since the 1960s, recent research is challenging these assumptions. Recent government’s decision, only the alpha-tocopherol portion of a Vitamin E product is considered Vitamin E. Recent research shows that all 8 Vitamin E isomers provide valuable health benefits. Nature offers a balance of the 4 isomers naturally. Unique E® works to match that natural balance.


UNIQUE E® provides optimal levels of Vitamin E isomers

Most Vitamin E supplements on the market only include alpha-tocopherol and not the other isomers. Unlike these supplements, UNIQUE E® provides optimal levels all four of the isomers of Vitamin E tocopherols, including 300mg of d-gamma tocopherol, in every soft gel. 

UNIQUE E® Mixed Tocopherols is a specialized proprietary formula of concentrated tocopherols designed to provide the highest biological activity and maximum health benefits. It’s high in both GAMMA and ALPHA isomers, along with a proprietary amount of BETA and DELTA isomers to provide your body with the full tocopherol complex.

Talk to your healthcare provider today to determine if supplementing is right for you and choose a supplement that features a full range of Vitamin E’s tocopherol isomers to provide your body with the powerful antioxidant and non-antioxidant functions of this vital nutrient.

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